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Our Story

Meet Charmaine & Melissa.
The passionate founders of Speech Alliance.

Former colleagues turned friends, they share a love for speech therapy and baking bread. United by their mission to enhance clients' quality of life and empower caregivers, they took a leap of faith and established Speech Alliance. With a client-centered approach, they provide personalised therapy that not only improves communication but also enriches lives.

 

Join them on this journey of transformation at Speech Alliance, where the warmth of friendship meets the power of speech therapy.

Our Speech Therapists

Melissa Ong

Melissa attained her Master of Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Sydney in 2013.

Melissa is a passionate speech therapist with years of experience working with the paediatric population in communication. She has worked in a variety of settings ranging from acute hospital, private practice, community, schools and homes. Melissa strongly believes in the importance of providing individualised and holistic intervention in a positive and motivating environment for children to maximise their potential.

 

She is fluent in both English and Mandarin, allowing her to connect with families from various backgrounds. She enjoys conducting trainings, and is a strong advocate for empowering caregivers with strategies to engage and connect with their children. Melissa has also provided clinical supervision to speech therapists and speech therapy students.

Melissa Ong Speech Therapist

In her free time, Melissa loves an intense workout which she believes is necessary to keep up with the energy levels of her 2 boys. She enjoys baking for her family and diving to explore the underwater world where she feels most at peace.

Kids

Some of the courses she has attended include:

  • Hanen: More than Words, Talkability

  • DIR Floortime 101

  • Picture Exchange Communication System

  • Gestalt Language Processing, Echolalia and Natural Language Acquisition by Meaningful Speech

  • Lindamood - Bell Talkies Program for Oral Language Comprehension & Expression

  • Bell Talkies Visualising & Verbalising

  • Build2Talk Lego Based Therapy

  • Nuffied Dyspraxia Program

  • Orton-Gillingham Approach

  • Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding

  • Singapore Sign Language

  • Developing Executive Function - The 360 Thinking Model

Charmaine Tan

 Charmaine Tan Speech Therapist

Charmaine received her Master of Speech Pathology from

Flinders University in 2016.

Charmaine loves working with children and their families. She strongly believes that play is a medium for learning and strives to create fun and meaningful play activities to actively engage her clients.
 

Charmaine has many years of experience providing individual and group intervention to children and adolescents with various developmental conditions. She has worked in diverse settings including early intervention centres, private clinics, and in both mainstream and special schools.

Charmaine also conducts parent and teacher trainings, and has provided clinical supervision to speech therapists. She is fluent in English and Mandarin, and has basic proficiency in Teochew.

 

In her free time, Charmaine loves the sensory and meditative aspects of bread baking. She enjoys outdoor activities like running and hiking as well. As an avid reader, she delights in sharing the joy of reading with her baby.

Some of the courses she has attended include:

  • Hanen: More than Words, Talkability, Learning Language and Loving It, and ABC and Beyond

  • Gestalt Language Processing, Echolalia and Natural Language Acquisition by Meaningful Speech

  • Inside Out Sensory Certificate

  • Certificate in Autism

  • DIR Floortime 101

  • Picture Exchange Communication System

  • Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC)

  • Nuffied Dyspraxia Program

  • Singapore Sign Language

  • Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding by TalkTools

  • Sensory Processing Disorders for Speech Language Therapists and Developing Executive Function – The 360 Thinking Model

Kids
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